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Backup in USB to Multible DVDs

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    Backup in USB to Multiple DVDs


    I have my computer backup made on a USB flash drive instead of DVD's, I need to use this USB drive now, is there any way that I can transfer this into multiple DVD's.


    Thanks for any help.
    Last edited by dabour; 03 Apr 2015 at 12:22.

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    Forever West
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    If larger than about 4GB, No. When I use to do backups the issue was that when most backups are done there is a catalog created as to what, where, how, etc., the backup was made and stored. Any change to where the files are can cause the program to have to rebuild that catalog.
    If the backup is larger than 4GB it can't be split into two or more files, would be best to just redo the backup onto DVDs or simply go buy another USB Thumb/Flash drive. Some may say the backup could be zipped across multiple discs but they would have to be decompress back to a drive with sufficient room to hold them before the backup could be used. I'd think that is asking for trouble.
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    Buy another flash drive, much simpler.
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    Thanks Berton for your answer, in fact the backup is more than 4GB because, it is my mistake I should have mentioned that I mean the factory recovery DVDs, it will need 4 DVDs. Is it possible in this case to do it because this backup is designed to use more than one disk.

    Ztruker thank you and if this last trial fails I will go for a new one.
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    Yes using the Factory Recovery Option to create the Recovery DVD's will work..

    You trying to split the USB onto different DVD's will not..
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    As KYHI says. If not wanting to create the 4 DVDs you could get another 16GB Thumb/Flash drive, usually is an option to do it that way.
    4 discs at 4.2GB = 12.8GB

    Some factory backup programs for creating those discs can use the DVD+R/DL discs, may take only 2 or 3.
    DL = Dual layer, up to about 8GB per disc.
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    Posts : 27
    windows 8.1


    Thank you all for your help, I guess I have to follow the experts and use one of the solutions you kindly gave.

    Appreciate your help very much.
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